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Maggie O’Farrell: Hamnet

28 February 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Maggie O'Farrell and Anton Enus

Maggie O’Farrell’s award-winning Hamnet gives us new and illuminating insight into Shakespeare...

William Gibson: The Future is Now

28 February 2021
The Wheeler Centre
William Gibson and James Bradley

The man who invented 'cyberspace', William Gibson is one of the influential writers of our time.

Ear Hustle: Creating Community Beyond Bars

3 March 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Julie Shapiro, Nigel Poor, Earlonne Woods, and...

Launched in 2017 from inside California’s San Quentin State Prison, Ear Hustle tells stories of...

Anne Applebaum: Twilight of Democracy

3 March 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Anne Applebaum and Sally Warhaft

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Anne Applebaum deconstructs the psychology and motivations of...

Evelyn Araluen: Dropbear

12 March 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Evelyn Araluen, Jeanine Leane, Melody Paloma, and...

'I told you this was a thirst so great it could carve rivers.'

No Friend but the Mountains: A Symphonic Song Cycle

21 March 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Behrouz Boochani and Rafael Epstein

Thumbed on a phone. Smuggled out. Thousands of text messages.

Sarah Krasnostein: The Believer

24 March 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Sarah Krasnostein and Maria Tumarkin

Join award-winning writer Sarah Krasnostein in conversation with Maria Tumarkin as they take a deep dive...

Paul Kelly: Love is Strong as Death

29 March 2021
The Wheeler Centre
Paul Kelly and Alison Croggon

Tickets are free for people who identify as First Nations.